Coney Island Mermaid Parade - Sat. June 22
posted June 18, 2013 6:17 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat June 22 at 1:00 PM, Cony Island
Coney Island Terminal, Brooklyn, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
Next Saturday (June 22) is the Coney Island Mermaid Parade The parade starts at 1 pm and is generally full of wonderfully dressed sea creatures.
It's kind of last minute but I thought it could be a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon. We'll meet on the corner of Surf Ave and 12th Street.
posted by SpaceWarp13 to Etc (16 comments total)

I'll probably be at or near Stillwell and Surf since I may not stay for the whole thing. It's been a while since I've been down there, but maybe the subway station as a place to meet?
posted by bookwibble at 9:47 AM on June 18, 2013

I'm probably down for it. I live a quick train ride away.
posted by mlle valentine at 10:05 AM on June 18, 2013

The subway is probably the best place. I can leave my number in my profile in case we have troubles finding each other.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 10:16 AM on June 18, 2013

Stillwell Subway station is going to be extremely crowded, best to check the parade route and pick a corner. One near the end of the route may be best.
posted by Sophont at 12:26 AM on June 19, 2013

I'll be there. In the past I've been on the boardwalk, but I'll look for you guys this time. I will most likely be accompanied by some other people.
posted by Hactar at 6:16 AM on June 19, 2013

Again, I may not stay for the whole thing, so would prefer to be somewhere on the route with easy access to the subway station. I was going to be on Surf, and not near the boardwalk.
posted by bookwibble at 6:31 AM on June 19, 2013

Ok, how about we meet on the corner of 12th Street and Surf Ave its fairly close to the subway and that way we can see the motorized floats too. I think the parade is pretty long so if we get tired we can always go find food/drinks.

I'll put my phone number in my profile in case anyone has trouble finding me/others.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 12:07 PM on June 19, 2013

That place/arrangement sounds good.

Also, I've never been, but I imagine we would need to get there well before 1:00 if we want a good viewing spot. What times were you guys thinking? I was thinking maybe 11:30, 12 at the latest.
posted by bookwibble at 8:11 AM on June 21, 2013

Be warned that cell phones have a bad habit of not working well on that day. Use text messages, but expect them to take more than five minutes to arrive. I'm personally aiming for 12ish.
posted by Hactar at 9:57 AM on June 21, 2013

I hadn't thought about arriving early but its a good point! I've only been to the parade once before several years ago. I'll try to be there for 12 too.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 12:14 PM on June 21, 2013

FYI, I'm at 12th and Surf now. I'm wearing a purple tank top and dark blue jeans.
posted by bookwibble at 8:48 AM on June 22, 2013

Where exactly? Don't see you.
posted by mlle valentine at 9:18 AM on June 22, 2013

I'm across the street from the subway and a NYPD command post. A little further down on Surf.
posted by bookwibble at 9:20 AM on June 22, 2013

I'm on the subway...not sure if I will catch up with you in time.
posted by unannihilated at 9:24 AM on June 22, 2013

We will be here.
posted by mlle valentine at 9:28 AM on June 22, 2013

We'll be here defending our stretch of barrier.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 9:32 AM on June 22, 2013

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